Writing Happily Married, but avoiding Sickening Sweethearts:
- They're the parents of a couple of the protagonists and are minor charater's themselves. They're present through most of it, but a few sections have them in particular focus. They happen to be a Beta Couple to some of the more 'complicated' relationships. They happen to be Happily Married, but what are some ways to pull this off, but not have them come across as Sickening Sweethearts?
- In addition, what are some tips for pulling off (relatively happy) romantic couples without it getting extremely boring, Narmy, or a Romantic Plot Tumor?
But overall, I think that I'm inclined to agree with the person who recommended friendship: I would imagine that they'd be friends, likely close friends and quite possibly best friends (and I'd imagine that their probable happiness, all other things being equal, would increase the closer the friendship). Again, as has been said, this doesn't necessarily mean "doing everything together all the time", but more sharing, trusting and communicating, and taking an interest in each others' lives, I would think.
edited 11th Apr '13 9:23:02 AM by ArsThaumaturgis
edited 11th Apr '13 2:34:35 PM by Wolf1066
edited 11th Apr '13 4:56:24 PM by Wolf1066
You need to Get Known to get one of those.